Wiay

Wiay (Skye) rather than Wiay (Benbecula) was today’s expedition, thanks entirely to friends Bill and Deirdre who took me there in their boat.  We made a good plant list but the highlight was re-finding cranberry, last recorded in 1982 and one of only two sites in the vice-county.  There was lots of it and the minutely pubescent pedicels made it clear that the species is Vaccinium oxycoccos (Cranberry) rather than V. microcarpum (Small Cranberry). There has been some confusion in the past over which species was present.

The other Skye site (Loch Meodal) has not been re-found despite attempts in recent years. 

There were bonxies on Wiay today!

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